Michael Smerconish, a radio personality and author who identifies himself for the most part as a Republican, appeared on MSNBC today to talk about the new Republican presidential controversy – Mitt Romney’s Mormon religion.
Romney’s religion was thrust into the spotlight over the weekend when two influential Conservative Christians advised the audience at a Voters Values Summit, to avoid voting for non-Christians in the 2012 election. Robert Jeffress, a Dallas Pastor and Bryan Fischer, head of the American Family Association, told those in attendance that voting for anyone who wasn’t a Christian would be wrong.
The attack was obviously aimed at Mitt Romney, the present leader in the Republican race for a nominee to take on President Obama in 2012. Jeffress called Romney a “good man,” but claimed that Romney’s Morman religion is the same as a cult.
When Jeffress was asked if he would vote for President Obama who is a Christian over Mitt Romney who is a Mormon, Jeffress emphatically said no, he wouldn’t. Apparently, President Obama’s Christianity is not Jeffress’ version of Christianity.
Michael Smerconish was asked on MSNBC to explain this kind of hypocrisy. He tried.